January 1, 2018

Asianadian Magazine: Asiancy and Visual Culture coming to LiterASIAN 2018

The idea for Asianadian came about in April of 1978. Tony Chan, Cheuk Kwan, and Paul Levine (also known as Lai Bo) were sitting in a restaurant discussing issues which concerned Asian Canadians of that time period
In 2018, LiterASIAN will be collaborating with Centre A on an art exhibit documenting and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Asianadian Magazine as part of LiterASIAN 2018.

The Asianadian: An Asian Canadian Magazine was published quarterly in Toronto between 1978 and 1985 during a period of significant anti-racism activism in Canada marked by ongoing debates on a fledgling multiculturalism, controversial media representations of people of colour and efforts to establish venues to feature an expanding volume of Asian Canadian cultural production. Its founding editors and contributors – minority writers, artists, and scholars, many of whom are today’s leading established Asian Canadian Studies scholars and creatives.

Current space at Centre A at 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver

For more information, please read:  Alice Ming Wai Jim's “Asiancy and Visual Culture: The Asianadian Magazine, 1978–1985.” Journal of Canadian Art History (2016): 154–179.

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